Two of a kind7/8/2015
Less than a month after being busted on a drug charge, rapper Rick Ross was booked for kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated battery, but this time he is being held without bail. After forcing his groundskeeper into the guesthouse at gunpoint, Ross proceeded to pistol-whip the man, causing him to be hospitalized.
One Iowan is perhaps following a little too closely in the rap star’s steps. Also dealing with his second arrest since May 21, Salpa Michael Akuar, 29, is facing jail time for an assault. Akura was stuck with a $5,000 bail bond after causing bodily injury to his victim on July 1.
This information was obtained from the Polk County Crime Stoppers website. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Des Moines Police Detective Bureau asks that anyone with information on the location or identity of this suspect call 515-283-4864 or The Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 515-223-1400.
Des Moines detectives have no leads on an April burglary case and are asking for help finding the suspects. A Des Moines resident had his wallet stolen from his vehicle. It was parked in his driveway at the time. His credit cards were used at a local store before the burglary had been noticed. If you have any information of the identity or location of the suspects pictured, please contact the Des Moines Police Detective Bureau at 283-4865 or Polk County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 233-1400.
Blotter — Des Moines
Just hit and pop it
Police responded to a burglary reported at Courtland Drive on June 29. Jon Brones said he left at 9 p.m. on June 28 and believes the office doors were locked and secured. He returned at 5:45 p.m. on June 29 and found the upstairs south door was open. There was no visible damage to the door, but Brones said it is possible to open the door by “hitting it and popping it.” No items were taken from upstairs, but tools, batteries and a weed-eater were missing from the shop area downstairs. Brones also noticed several items had been moved around and an inside door opened to the garage. There were no witnesses or suspects at the time of the report.
Hit and run, theft and run
An officer was tripped to Franklin Avenue in Des Moines on June 29 on a hit and run report. Dustin Crees was walking in the intersection of 25th Street and School Street when he was struck by a silver Sedan with four to five occupants inside. Crees fell to the ground, and a black male, approximately 17 years old, exited the vehicle and approached him while he was still down. The suspect reached down to Crees and took his wallet from his back pocket before proceeding to run north onto Kingman Boulevard and then eastbound. Crees chased after the suspect and lost sight of him in the 2600 block of Kingsman Boulevard. Two witnesses were in the front yard of a home on the same street and saw Crees chasing the suspect before calling police. Crees was not injured and refused medical examination. He told police the license plate number of the suspect’s vehicle, but when the officer ran the number it came back to a different car registered in Ames.
Remember to lock the doors
Police responded to a burglary at Southeast 22nd Street on June 29. Anthony Lozano told police he accidentally left his garage door open from 6:30 p.m. on June 28 to 11 a.m. June 29, during which time someone entered his garage and went through both unlocked vehicles inside. Missing items included an iPhone charging cord. Entry was made into another vehicle parked outside the residence, but it was unknown whether anything was missing from it. The victim did not have any leads on suspects. CV